(WEAU)--Senator Tammy Baldwin made her debut speech on the U.S Senate Floor for the first time today in Washington D.C.
Washington D.C. – U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today delivered her first speech on the floor of the United States Senate. Baldwin’s speech highlighted Wisconsin stories from across the state and focused building a “Made in Wisconsin” economy and growing the middle class.
“The truth is, while you hear a lot about the wide distance between Democrats and Republicans, the widest and most important distance in our political system is between the content of the debate here in Washington and the concerns of working families in places like Wisconsin. That distance parallels the large and growing gaps between the rich and the poor . . . Between rising costs and stagnant incomes . . . Between our nation and our competitors when it comes to education and innovation. And it’s really hurting people,” Baldwin said.
“Too many are finding that even two jobs aren’t enough to make ends meet, and that those jobs are hard to find and hard to keep. They’re finding that the home they worked hard to own isn’t even worth what they still owe on the mortgage. They’re finding that the cost of college is going up, and they’re worried that they might never be able to retire comfortably. That’s the biggest gap of all: The gap between the economic security Wisconsinites work so hard to achieve, and the economic uncertainty that they are asked to settle for. And if we can’t close that gap, we might someday talk about the middle class as something we used to have, not something each generation can aspire to,” Baldwin said.
WEAU reached out to Senator Ron Johnson for his reaction to Baldwin’s speech. He did not return the call.